Halfpenny (George VI, CuproNickel), Coin Type from British West Africa - detailed information

Halfpenny (George VI, CuproNickel), Coin Type from British West Africa (issued 1911 - 1951)
Coin TypeHalfpenny (George VI, CuproNickel)

Obverse

An imperial crown above a central circular hole with a scroll ornament to right and left; below crown and around the hole, the denomination ONE HALFPENNY; around, outside the scroll ornaments, GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: (George the Sixth, King and Emperor of India, 1938 - 1947) or GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX (George the Sixth, King, 1949 - 1951); below the hole, the denomination in Arabic: نُصْف پَنّي

Obverse InscriptionGEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: (GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX) ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Reverse

Around circular central hole, Solomon's seal (six-pointed "Star of David"), consisting of two equilateral triangles interlaced; around above, BRITISH WEST AFRICA; below, the star divides the date.

Reverse InscriptionBRITISH WEST AFRICA [year]
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
Notes

References to additional information:

[Book] Remick, Jerome. 1971. The Guide Book and Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins, pp 87-95.
[Book] Vice, David. 1983. The Coinage of British West Africa & St. Helena 1684 - 1958.

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Halfpenny (George VI, CuproNickel): Details
CountryBritish West Africa
CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Sub-type ofHalfpenny
From1911
To1951
Face Value1/2 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1965)
MaterialCuproNickel
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm)25.9000
Mass (g)5.3000
Halfpenny (George VI, CuproNickel): Photos
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British West Africa 1940-KN 1/2 penny
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Notes: King George VI, Emperor of India (1937 - 1947).
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British West Africa 1940-KN 1/2 penny
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Notes: Common reverse (1937 - 1951).
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